Zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie


Dāstān-i mādī-yi Fadan: miʿmārī wa zindigī wa shahr dar kinār-i jūy dar Iṣfahān-i ṣafawī (The story of Fadan: Architecture, urban space and life along a water canal in Safavid Isfahan). Tehran 2017.

Safa Mahmoudian

This study deals with different kinds of architecture and landscape, built along a water canal called Fadan, in the city of Isfahan in the 16th–18th centuries under Safavid rule. It attempts to explain the importance of this canal in Safavid Isfahan and shows different types of relationship between the architecture and the water canal in this period.

Herat Through Time. The Collections of the Herat Museum and Archive

Ute Franke, Martina Müller-Wiener (Eds.)

This book is the outcome of a project conducted between 2008 and 2012 in the Herat Museum in the frame of the German-Afghan Archaeological Research Missions, under the auspices of the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute and, later on, the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the museum collection was documented and restored, and a full-fledged museum set up with 450 objects on display, illustrating 4500 years of history.

The richly illustrated catalogue provides detailed descriptions of the objects, essays contributed by various scholars explore them in a broader context. It thus avails the material culture from an important yet inaccessible region to a wider audience.

732 pages, 1950 colour images, 250 drawings
Berlin 2016

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